Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Green Garlic, Mushroom, and Spinach Pizza

I was really excited to try green garlic pizza. I was afraid the garlic would be overwhelming, but it was really milder that I would have liked. I liked having a white pizza for a change and the goat cream cheese was an awesome and subtle touch!

Green garlic is immature garlic that hasn't yet grown the familiar garlic bulb and is much milder that mature garlic. It looks like this.

Premade pizza crust
2 tbsp goat cream cheese (I used Bodega Goat Cheese Green Onion & Garlic)
2 tbsp pesto
1 tbsp butter
3 green garlic, white parts and lightest green, thinly sliced
8 oz mushrooms, wiped and sliced
2 tbsp white wine
2 handfuls baby spinach
Salt and pepper
red pepper flakes
6 oz grated mozzarella
Olive oil
Preheat oven to 450. Spread the premade crust with goat cream cheese, then the pesto.

Take a large non-stick skillet and melt butter. Add green garlic and cook for 4 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook 2 minutes. Add the wine and cook an additional 4 minutes until mushrooms have released their juices and mixture is almost dry.

Turn off heat and stir in baby spinach, which will wilt without cooking.

Spread the garlic-mushroom-spinach mixture over the crust and season and sprinkle with red pepper flakes. Add the grated mozzarella on top, brush the outer rim with olive oil, and bake for 8-10 mins, until cheese is starting to spot.


Blogger Alanna said...

I'm so glad you green-garlic fanatics keep reminding me to stick some cloves in a pot! I even have an empty one! And the GARLIC I'll plant is local, so there!, from last year's crop from a friend's 80-something father who's now in a nursing home. Maybe this way he can know his legacy will be measure in garlic, too ...

4:02 AM  
Blogger cookiecrumb said...

Catherine, I love that Bodega green onion and garlic cheese! That would be awesome on a pizza (and I guess it was).

4:30 PM  
Blogger Catherine said...

Hi Ak - awesome legacy

Hi Cookiecrumb - it was a golden touch!

8:32 PM  
Blogger farmgirl said...

Yum oh yum oh yum! You sure come up with the most delicious sounding pizzas. (I still need to make the Mexican one, but this sublime creation might just have to cut in line. : )

7:19 AM  
Blogger Catherine said...

Hi Farmgirl,

This was delicious - our green garlic season is almost over!

9:13 AM  

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